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Jena, Germany, October 28, 2010 – The German Intershop User Group (DIAG) meets regularly to share experiences and discuss particular successes and ideas for the future development of e-commerce. The specialist forum was held for the 21st time on October 26–27, with some 50 customers attending.
After Marc Sule, Vice President Product Development at GSI, had discussed global trends and future scenarios, the focus switched to mobile commerce, the main theme of the event. Tobias Zadow, Solution Manager at Intershop, spoke about current application areas and emerging trends in m-commerce. Customer presentations underlined the impact that mobile commerce has already had on e-commerce, with successful home shopping companies and retailers providing insights into existing mobile sales concepts powered by Intershop technology.
Integration of sales channels is becoming increasingly important for online sellers. A leading provider of consumer electronics explained its approach and practical application. Global integration also brings with it complex supplier relationships, multiple links to marketplaces, and the costs associated with storage capacities and logistics solutions. Here, Klaus Skripalle of Intershop subsidiary TheBakery demonstrated how closer collaboration between e-commerce providers can also yield logistical and cost benefits.
The e-commerce and store managers present also heard from Henry Göttler, Management Board member at Intershop, who explained how Intershop helps them to control, manage, and optimize their businesses.
After a full and varied two-day program, attendees of the 21st DIAG took away a wealth of ideas for projects in their own companies. 97 percent confirmed that they were likely to take part in another DIAG event in the future.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.